Ally McCoist has delivered the League One title in emphatic fashion this season as Rangers look to end the third-tier campaign unbeaten and seek to chalk off the next stage of The Journey in style in the coming weeks.

Clinching promotion to the Championship was the main aim for the Ibrox side this term and while it has not always been pretty, it has been effective and the results speak for themselves. Cup defeats to Forfar and Raith Rovers are two huge blots on McCoist's report card for the 2013/14 campaign but any successes in the knock-out competitions was always going to be an added bonus for Rangers.

Reaching the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, and performing admirably against Dundee United, was a significant achievement for the champions but, while they can look back at a job well done, there is plenty of room for improvement next time out.


The only silverware that has been added to the Ibrox trophy cabinet this year is the League One title and that was always going to be a given at the start of the campaign.

Crashing out of the League Cup to Forfar was a shocking start to the season for Ally McCoist's side and it has ended on a low note as well.

Last weekend's Ramsdens Cup final defeat to Raith Rovers was arguably the worst result during the manager's tenure

at Ibrox.

The Light Blues did up their performance levels on Sunday as they fell just short of Dundee United.

But McCoist's players have flattered to deceive too often in recent months, with the boss coming in for a significant amount of stick from disgruntled supporters.

That is why fans will be left feeling that they should have seen better showings, and more trophies, from this group of players.